Sociocultural and Justice Sciences



Criminal Justice welcomes Dr. Jessica Finkeldey

Dr. Jessica Finkeldey

Jessica Finkeldey received her Ph.D. in 2017 from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Finkeldey's teaching interests include areas of criminology, criminal justice, corrections, social problems, minority groups, and social research methods. Her research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities within and between social institutions, the individual, familial, and societal consequences of mass incarceration, as well as the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and self-identities on antisocial behavior. She enjoys being active outdoors, playing board games, and spending time with her partner, Chris, and their dog, TJ.


Hohle’s newest book tracks rise of neoliberalism

Associate Professor Hohle's new book “Racism in the Neoliberal Era: A Meta History of Elite White Power”

Dr. Randolph Hohle, Associate Professor of Sociology


Young named October Student of the Month by the Office of Residence Life

Kerry Young, October Student of the Month



picture of 2017 recipient Jenavin Wappat and Mrs. Croglio

Jenavin Wappat, recipient of the 2017-2018 Steven C. Croglio Scholarship and Mrs. Croglio at the annual Scholarship Breakfast.



Clarkson-Hendrix presents at Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting

Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences Assistant Professor Michael Clarkson-Hendrix presented “Workplace Attachment: An Organizational Perspective to Address the Health Gap,” at the 63rd Annual Program Meeting, held Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-22, in Dallas, TX.



Social Hands 


The Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences is home to numerous faculty and staff members dedicated to prepare students in a variety of social science related fields. We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. In addition to the major programs we are happy to also provide our students with the opportunity to minor in the areas of Criminal Justice, Public Health and Sociology. Aside from traditional class work, students get ample opportunities within our programs to gain valuable field experience through internships and field placements. Additionally students have the opportunity to work with our excellent faculty on research projects and other professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge within their respective fields. We also have active students clubs in all major areas, as well as honor societies to acknowledge and support high achieving students in their educational endeavors.

Please browse our website to learn more about our department, programs, and faculty and please contact the department chair at any time if you have questions. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Brian Masciadrelli
Sociocultural & Justice Sciences Chairperson



Dr. Brian Masciadrelli, Chairperson

Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences

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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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